Job Vacancy For Regional Internal Auditor At Local Government Service Secretariat (LGSS)

The Local Government Service Secretariat (LGSS) in fulfillment of its mandate of ensuring the effective and efficient day-to-day administration of the Local Government Service (LGS) and in accordance with the Local Government Service Act 2003, Act 6,56 is seeking highly successful and result-oriented persons to fill the following positions:

Job Purpose:
To advise Management on the effectiveness of risk management controls, and governance processes designed to add value to the Service.

Job Summary:

•   Provides reliable assurance and consulting services to management on the effectiveness of the control system in place to mitigate risk and promote the control culture of the institution;
•   Reviews and updates audit programs;
•   Provides technical leadership in setting up of a functional Audit
•   Report Implementation Committee (ARIC);
•   Reviews and ensures the execution of annual risk based audit plan;
•   Reviews audit assignments conducted;
•   Leads, controls and directs activities of the IAU;
•   Oversees the performance of internal audit review;
•   Reviews and submits internal audit reports for the consideration of management;
•   Designs and implements an effective internal audit system;
•   Submits annual reports on the performance of the IAU;
•   Ensures the development of the capabilities, skills and knowledge of staff;
•   Appraises direct reports; and
•   Undertakes any other tasks that may be assigned,

Qualification Required & Experience

•   Masters degree in Finance, Accounting, or relevant discipline;
•   Must be a Chief Internal Auditor in the Local Government Service with a minimum of 15 years progressive working experience of which at least 6 years must be in a Senior Management level; and
•   Member of a relevant professional body

The ideal candidate must have:

•   Excellent analytical skills;
•   Excellent Verbal and written communication skills;
•   Good interpersonal skills;
•   Substantial expertise in Public Sector Management and Local
•   Government Policy Administration;
•   Leadership and Managerial skills; and
•   Literacy in information & Communication Technology (ICT)

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Indicate the position being applied for in the application and at the back of the envelope. Attach copies of:-

•   Educational certificates;
•   Professional certificates;
•   Curriculum vitae indicating the addresses of three (3) referees of which one must be professionally related

Submit the application before close of work on Thursday 17th December, 2015 to:


Closing Date: 17 December, 2015